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Important Information on Cryptolocker

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 06 Nov 13 - 0 Comments

  What is Cryptolocker: CryptoLocker is a ransomware program that was released around the beginning of September 2013. This ransomware will encrypt certain files using a mixture of RSA & AES encryption. When it has finished encrypting your files, it will display a CryptoLocker payment program that prompts you to send a ransom of either $100 […]

DNS Changer Virus Hyped By The Media

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Posted by okorioth on 07 Jul 12 - 0 Comments

This week the media has been making a lot of noise about the DNS Changer trojan that has been in the wild for quite some time. Well I’m here to downplay this latest ‘threat’. Certainly, computer security should be a high priority but they are making a mountain out of a mole hill here. At […]

Beware Of The System Check Trojan

Archived in the category: Security, Windows
Posted by okorioth on 25 Jan 12 - 2 Comments

Lately in the last couple of months I’ve seen this infection making the rounds, and it is a nasty one. The System Check virus/Trojan, part of the FakeHDD family of infections is a fake computer analysis and optimization program designed to look like your Windows system is failing and that you need to purchase their […]

Reminder: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Support Has Ended

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Posted by okorioth on 19 Jul 11 - 0 Comments

Wait..you still run Windows Vista? Hopefully not Service Pack 1 still right? You should move to Windows 7 regardless..a much nicer experience. But for those of you who like to hang on to old stuff, Microsoft recently announced that Service Pack 1 support has ended.  So you better upgrade via Windows Update or download  to […]

Microsoft Releases Massive Batch of Security Updates For October

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Posted by okorioth on 13 Oct 09 - 0 Comments

Its the second Tuesday of the month, and that of course means in the Microsoft camp its patch Tuesday. And what a whopper this one is, in fact its the largest amount of patches ever released at one time.  The range of patches pretty much covers almost every major product line, from Windows, Server, SQL, […]

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 now available

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Posted by okorioth on 26 May 09 - 0 Comments

For those of you who can’t wait to dive into new releases from Microsoft, Vista users can now download service pack 2 directly from Microsoft ahead of the scheduled  Updates rollout (happening sometime next month). 32 bit is here 64 bit is here So what does this do? Upgrade to Windows 7? Uhm..not quite sorry. […]

So long Windows XP, thanks for all the fish

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Posted by okorioth on 03 Jul 08 - 1 Comment

OK, so the overwhelming reaction to Microsoft’s latest operating system has been, well lets say less than stellar. As of June 30th, Windows XP is no longer a viable purchase option for consumers (although there are other ways to get it). The vast majority of computers bought online from Dell or on retail shelves all […]

Windows Vista SP1 now public

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Posted by okorioth on 18 Mar 08 - 0 Comments

Paul Thurrott just posted on his blog that the much awaited Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is now available for public download. For those of you who are adventurous you can get it from the MS Download center (32bit or 64bit). These are fairly large downloads it looks like so low bandwidth folks should expect […]